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Osborne Guest House
Ranked #61 of 361 Pretoria B&B and Inns
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“One of the best”
Reviewed 8 June 2010

We spent 5 nights at Obsborne Guest House in April. It is one of the best guest houses I have stayed in, in South Africa - if not the best.

The room was huge, extremely comfortable and quiet. The breakfast was delicious and quite a spread and Sunette couldn't have done anything more to make our stay more pleasant.

If I ever needed to stay in Pretoria on business, Sunette would be the first person I contacted.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Hampshire
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 September 2009

A super find. This guest house is in a leafy suburban area well placed for access to Pretoria and the motorway network. The house is Victorian, beautifully decorated and crammed to the rafters with antiques. There is a quiet courtyard with pool and each of the rooms opens onto this area. The rooms are all different and individually furnished. Hearty breakfasts and a very helpful owner who went out of her way to give us local recommendations and advice. Great value for money.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Taiyuan, China
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178 reviews
102 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2007

A friend recommended this guest house, which turned out to be delightful. It's probably the most beautiful property I have ever stayed at.

Highlights:
-Friendly owners
-Quiet neighborhood (not counting the songbirds!), with several churches and embassies nearby.
-Beautiful garden and small pool
-Very nice hot breakfasts to order plus fruit cereal, toast, coffee, tea, juice.
-Large rooms with high ceilings
-Very attractive decor
-Just a few blocks from the University of Pretoria
-Clean
-Laundry service available
-Reasonably-priced mini-bar in room
-Good rates (credit cards accepted)
-Lovely hot showers with lots of water pressure (though I couldn't keep water off of the bathroom floor)

Possible issues for some travelers:
-Limited outlets in room
-No in-room telephone
-Real animal skins and antlers in room
-Area is residential, so a car or willingness to walk 20 min to shops or restaurants are necessary
-The property itself is small

Overall, I really enjoyed my stay and would definitely stay again. It is just a really nice place and a great value. A very nice choice for couples. Other guests were mostly South Africans in town for business and Dutch tourists.

There are only a few rooms and I saw most of them. Though the rooms do vary, most are large, and all are clean and well-appointed.

Breakfasts were a highlight for me, with fresh papaya and other fruit, and beautifully-presented hot eggs/omelet/croissant sandwich. I also enjoyed having tea and biscuits (provided in the room), by the pool.

Some rooms may have telephones, and internet access may also be available, but I didn't ask. The owners were communicative by email. If you have specific needs, it would make sense to email in advance to see if they can be accommodated.

  • Liked — Beautiful surroundings and decor, friendly hosts, and great breakfasts
  • Disliked — You must ask to find out what services are available
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled on business
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Property: Osborne Guest House
Address: 82 Anderson Street | Brooklyn, Pretoria 0181, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Pretoria
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Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #61 of 361 B&Bs / Inns in Pretoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Osborne Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 2
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